The Sunsets release debut studio album with a bang

Members of The Sunsets, (Left to Right) Devin Gordy, Allen Poore, Torsten Dryden, Daniel O’Donnell, Jack Vermuth, and Breihan Dryden, pose after their concert in Atlanta on Sunday, July 1. (Taylor Mitchell, The Chanticleer) Taylor Mitchell, Chanticleer Reporter On Sunday July 1st, Jacksonville band The Sunsets released their first ever studio album with a bang. They debuted their new album, Heartbeat Massacre, with a concert at … Continue reading The Sunsets release debut studio album with a bang

JSU presents Steel Band and Latin Ensemble in concert

  Hannah Ashford, Staff Reporter JSU’s Latin Ensemble and Steel Band performed on Tuesday night at the Mason Hall Performance Center. The Latin Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Andy Nevala and the steel band is under the direction of Dr. Tony McCutchen. The Steel Band contains varying types of steel drums. These including tenors, double tenors, guitar pans and bass pans. The electric … Continue reading JSU presents Steel Band and Latin Ensemble in concert

Expect the unexpected: pregnancy in the US

The pain was even more overwhelming than the sterile aroma of the room. Unsure if it was a physical or emotional issue, I lay there, awaiting the arrival of the ER doctor on call, and I glanced over to my support group. My sister and boyfriend stood across the room with fear written all over them. For the first time in my life I wanted … Continue reading Expect the unexpected: pregnancy in the US

Music department jazz exhibition a success

On November 11, 2014, spectators from around the campus and community had the opportunity to see a performance by the David L. Walters Department of Music Jazz Program. The four Big Bands presented their repertoire to the audience with musical and personal confidence. Every single part is important, as was exhibited by percussionist Danny Moore on guiro. “It actually adds quite a lot to the … Continue reading Music department jazz exhibition a success

JOT performs never-before-seen opera

“You have attended the world premiere of an opera.” With those words, Dr. Nathan Wight of the Jacksonville State University’s Department of Music closed the recent performance by the Jacksonville Opera Theatre (JOT). On September 13, 2014, JSU’s JOT performed a never-before-seen opera written by Bruce Trinkley, a composer and professor of music at Pennsylvania State University, and his partner Jason Charnesky, a lyricist. The … Continue reading JOT performs never-before-seen opera

Review: Q Ensemble accompanies ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’

Last Friday night, a very unique performance took place in Mason Hall Performance Center. Led by Dr. James Woodward of the David L. Walters Department of Music, Jacksonville State University’s very own Q Ensemble was the accompaniment to the classic 1920s silent film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Q Ensemble is a group of students that specializes in contemporary music performance. “There’s always been … Continue reading Review: Q Ensemble accompanies ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’